Devon Fertility Acupuncture is based at The Haven Health Clinic: Holistic Acupuncture and Health Centre serving the Ashburton/Dartmoor Area since 2008.
Nicola Renovich is a licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Fertility, Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Birth Preparation.
Fertility Treatments. What is involved?
Natural Fertility Treatments include a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Nutritional, Supplements and Lifestyle advice. The Treatment and Support is individually tailored to you and your circumstances
The first session is 2 hours. This includes a 1 hour full health history consultation and 1 hour Acupuncture Treatment. In this session we discuss your fertility and general health history, test results, BBT graphs, supplements, and lifestyle. At the end of this session I will be able to recommend a course of treatment for you and/ your partner. This may include further tests if necessary.
Many people come who have been trying to conceive for a while and tried adjusting their lifestyles, done some tests, added some supplements to their diets and it’s still not happening.
Others are overwhelmed by advice and information and unsure what is really relevant for them. I can help you understand your situation better using tools like Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Tongue Diagnosis.
Acupuncture works to balance hormones, help regulate the menstrual cycle, improve blood circulation, relax the nervous system and muscles, and balance the emotions. Looking at your history, lifestyle, body and mind can help understand where there is imbalance that may be causing the infertility. I have over fourteen years experience helping women and couples conceive.
IVF Support & Pregnancy
Fertility Acupuncture has been shown to increase your chances of successful IVF. Acupuncture in the last few weeks of pregnancy has been shown to increase your chances of a natural delivery with less likelihood of induction or intervention. For more information about IVF support or Acupuncture in Pregnancy please click on the following pages: IVF Support and Pregnancy
What Conditions can Acupuncture help with?
The following is a list of some of the conditions that we regularly see in our clinic that can benefit from Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and dietary and lifestyle changes:
-Male Infertility (low Motility / Sperm Count / Morphology)
Many women experience none of these conditions and just wish to increase their chances of healthy conception, pregnancy and birth.
As part of your treatment you will be given a list of recommended supplements and doses. You may (if appropriate) also be asked to take your basal body temperature daily and chart this. This information is very useful for creating the ideal treatment plan and tailoring the Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs to you and your menstrual cycle.
” I came to you (Nicola) for fertility support, after 2 years for trying for a baby. We sought medical help via the G.P. And acupuncture alongside, at the time for both my husband and I.
For me, I felt our initial conversation was really significant to me, for the first time in my life I opened up about my ‘lifestyle’. I believed I was mad because I had to constantly live on Imodium tablets, sometimes taking 3 a day. When you suggested I remove wheat from my diet, initially I was reluctant, however it was my answer. I wasn’t mad after all, I conceived within six weeks to a healthy little girl and had an amazing pregnancy.
2 years 9 months later, we welcomed our second baby into the family and four months ago, we had our third baby. Whilst we had sought help via the medical route, all three conceptions were entirely natural and intervention free and we returned to standard midwifery care during the pregnancies.
I don’t know what happened during that time, all I know, I got more than the outcome I desired and still to this day, cannot entertain wheat.” Lucy